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Datacoral raises $10M Series A for its data infrastructure service

November 08, 2018 at 04:00PM Datacoral aims to make it easier for enterprises to build data products by abstracting away all of the complex infrastructure to organize and process data. The company today announced that it has raised a $10 million Series A financing round led by Madrona Venture Group, with participation from Social Capital,… Continue reading Datacoral raises $10M Series A for its data infrastructure service

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HashiCorp scores $100M investment on $1.9 billion valuation

November 01, 2018 at 04:00PM HashiCorp, the company that has made hay developing open source tools for managing cloud infrastructure, obviously has a pretty hefty commercial business going too. Today the company announced an enormous $100 million round on a Unicorn valuation of $1.9 billion. The round was led by IVP, whose investments include AppDynamics,… Continue reading HashiCorp scores $100M investment on $1.9 billion valuation

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Rockset launches out of stealth with $21.5 M investment

November 01, 2018 at 03:17PM Rockset, a startup that came out of stealth today, announced $21.5M in previous funding and the launch of its new data platform that is designed to simplify much of the processing to get to querying and application building faster. As for the funding, it includes $3 million in seed money… Continue reading Rockset launches out of stealth with $21.5 M investment

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Neo4j nabs $80M Series E as graph database tech flourishes

November 01, 2018 at 11:00AM Neo4j has helped popularize the graph database. Today it was rewarded with an $80 million Series E to bring their products to a wider market in what could be the company’s last private fundraise. The round was led by One Peak Partners and Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital with participation from… Continue reading Neo4j nabs $80M Series E as graph database tech flourishes

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The hybrid cloud market just got a heck of a lot more compelling

October 30, 2018 at 09:02PM Let’s start with a basic premise that the vast majority of the world’s workloads remain in private data centers. Cloud infrastructure vendors are working hard to shift those workloads, but technology always moves a lot slower than we think. That is the lens through which many cloud companies operate. The… Continue reading The hybrid cloud market just got a heck of a lot more compelling

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Cockroach Labs launches CockroachDB as managed service

October 30, 2018 at 04:17PM Cockroach Lab’s open source SQL database, CockroachDB, has been making inroads since it launched last year, but as any open source technology matures, in order to move deeper into markets it has to move beyond technical early adopters to a more generalized audience. To help achieve that, the company announced… Continue reading Cockroach Labs launches CockroachDB as managed service

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Google beefs up Firebase platform for the enterprise

October 29, 2018 at 11:32AM Today at the Firebase Summit in Prague, Google announced a number of updates to its Firebase app development platform designed to help it shift from an environment for individuals or small teams into a full-blown enterprise development tool. Google acquired Firebase 4 years ago to help developers connect to key… Continue reading Google beefs up Firebase platform for the enterprise

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Oracle’s Larry Ellison keeps poking AWS because he has no choice

October 24, 2018 at 06:45PM Larry Ellison gave his Oracle Openworld keynote on Monday and of course he took several shots sat AWS. In his view, his company’s cloud products were cheaper, better and faster than AWS, but then what would you expect him to say? He rolled out a slide with all the facts… Continue reading Oracle’s Larry Ellison keeps poking AWS because he has no choice

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Oracle delves deeper into blockchain with four new applications

October 23, 2018 at 04:05PM Oracle is a traditional tech company that has been struggling to gain traction in the cloud, but it could see blockchain as a way to differentiate itself. At Oracle OpenWorld today it announced the Oracle Blockchain Applications Cloud, a series of four applications designed for transactions-based processing scenarios using Internet… Continue reading Oracle delves deeper into blockchain with four new applications

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Oracle acquires DataFox, a developer of ‘predictive intelligence as a service’ across millions of company records

October 23, 2018 at 03:56AM Oracle today announced that it has made another acquisition, this time to enhance both the kind of data that it can provide to its business customers, and its artificial intelligence capabilities: it is buying DataFox, a startup that has amassed a huge company database — currently covering 2.8 million public… Continue reading Oracle acquires DataFox, a developer of ‘predictive intelligence as a service’ across millions of company records

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Vast archive of tweets reveals work of trolls backed by Russia and Iran

October 17, 2018 at 04:21PM Two misinformation campaigns spent years sowing discord in US and elsewhereMore than 10m tweets sent by state actors attempting to influence US politics have been released to the public, forming one of the largest archives of political misinformation ever collated.The database reveals the staggering extent of two misinformation campaigns, which… Continue reading Vast archive of tweets reveals work of trolls backed by Russia and Iran

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Nvidia launches Rapids to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics

October 10, 2018 at 11:00AM Nvidia, together with partners like IBM, HPE, Oracle, Databricks and others, is launching a new open-source platform for data science and machine learning today. Rapids, as the company is calling it, is all about making it easier for large businesses to use the power of GPUs to quickly analyze massive… Continue reading Nvidia launches Rapids to help bring GPU acceleration to data analytics

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Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy

October 01, 2018 at 06:00AM Human rights group boycotts Home Office consultations on vast cloud system, saying they are a shamA new super-database being built for the police represents a “grave” risk to privacy, a leading human rights group has said.Liberty claims the government is glossing over concerns that the database, the largest built for… Continue reading Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy

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What each cloud company could bring to the Pentagon’s $10 B JEDI cloud contract

September 29, 2018 at 02:00PM The Pentagon is going to make one cloud vendor exceedingly happy when it chooses the winner of the $10 billion, ten-year enterprise cloud project dubbed the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (or JEDI for short). The contract is designed to establish the cloud technology strategy for the military over the next… Continue reading What each cloud company could bring to the Pentagon’s $10 B JEDI cloud contract

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LinkedIn steps into business intelligence with the launch of Talent Insights

September 25, 2018 at 01:30PM LinkedIn may be best known as a place where people and organizations keep public pages of their professional profiles, using that as a starting point for networking, recruitment and more — a service that today that has racked up more than 575 million users, 20 million companies and 15 million… Continue reading LinkedIn steps into business intelligence with the launch of Talent Insights

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Microsoft, SAP and Adobe take on Salesforce with their new Open Data Initiative for customer data

September 24, 2018 at 02:49PM Microsoft, SAP and Adobe today announced a new partnership: the Open Data Initiative. This alliance, which is a clear attack against Salesforce, aims to create a single data model for consumer data that is then portable between platforms. That, the companies argue, will provide more transparency and privacy controls for… Continue reading Microsoft, SAP and Adobe take on Salesforce with their new Open Data Initiative for customer data

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Microsoft updates its planet-scale Cosmos DB database service

September 24, 2018 at 02:00PM Cosmos DB is undoubtedly one of the most interesting products in Microsoft’s Azure portfolio. It’s a fully managed, globally distributed multi-model database that offers throughput guarantees, a number of different consistency models and high read and write availability guarantees. Now that’s a mouthful, but basically, it means that developers can… Continue reading Microsoft updates its planet-scale Cosmos DB database service

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Microsoft’s SQL Server gets built-in support for Spark and Hadoop

September 24, 2018 at 02:00PM It’s time for the next version of SQL Server, Microsoft’s flagship database product. The company today announced the first public preview of SQL Server 2019 and while yet another update to a proprietary database may not seem all that exciting at first glance, Microsoft is trying to do a few… Continue reading Microsoft’s SQL Server gets built-in support for Spark and Hadoop